Hi Steve n Sinead n Tuck! Delighted to see that Tuck finally got the loving caring home that he deserves. I am sure he will not be one of the many thousands that end up cast aside on the scrap heap by the newly weds once the "real" baby comealong.....
Its just fantastic to see him getting the medical / vet attention as well as all the love and cuddles he needs. He looks stunning and is a credit to you both (as does the other cutie in the photo). As Marie says, its the happy endings that keep us going so its nice to hear how he's been doing. I wish you all many many happy years together!
Finally, one last point on the uneducated fools crossing the road to avoid Tuck, I get this regularly with one of our dalmatians (who isnt even on the restricted breeds list) purely because she's a large girl - I find the best way to deal with the situation is with light hearted humour (there's just waaay too much aggression out there already!), I usually quip something like "Oh its lovely to see you SO understanding of my dog's needs - she's rescue and very nervous due to an awful start in life, having been beaten by humans so thank you for crossing the road to avoid us before we had to do likewise"! I usually find this does the trick, leads to embarrassment on their part and the ice is broken and they then want to chat and find out about the dog's story. Just a thought thats all, it works for me!
Another one I have to say that annoys me is people who have a dog of "restricted breed" dressing them inappropriately, ie, if your dogs reputation (purely by breed) already preceeds them, dont do your gentle, loving family dog a huge disservice by putting them in something like a black leather studded collar or something with chains on - unless you absolutely must for the dogs safety or security, it just winds up making your dog vicious looking! If this isnt the case, as with Tuck, its how people will unfortunately PERCEIVE your dog to be. It isnt fair I know, but thats how it seems to work........ Just thought I would get that one in there whilst the subject came up!
Anyways, best of luck with Tuck - he is a lucky little man, as are his proud mammy and daddy!